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Invitation to mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage” 27 Sept. 2013

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Capital Steel Factory Beijing

The Mobile City and The New Institute in collaboration with CMoDA are very happy to invite you to the mini-symposium “Made By Us: Using Smart Technologies to Repurpose Industrial Heritage”, which is part of the full-day event “The Dao of Being Smart“, organized by CMoDA

Playing against vacancy: architects and game developers create games for urban change

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About the project How can temporary playful interventions be used to engage people with the issue of vacancy? The Mobile City is a partner in the new project Rezone Playful Interventions. In this project three teams, each composed of an architect and a game designer,

Public Space & The Public Good

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Public Space & The Public Good (Publieke Ruimte Publieke Zaak in Dutch) is the title of a new research project that The Mobile City will be part of. The project is initiated by Bart Lammers, Arnold Reijndorp and Simon Franke and it investigates the relation

Collegedag Publieke Zaak Publieke Ruimte (in Dutch) Den Haag: April 16.

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This post is an announcement for a conference that is part of the research program Public Space & The Public Good, in which The Mobile City participates. The conference (and the announcement below) are in Dutch. We will have more on this program on our


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On 6 March 2013 Michiel de Lange gave a talk about Play & the City in Den Bosch at architecture center BAI. More info here >>.

Eindhoven Hackable World City: speculating on future investments for the city

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Eindhoven Hackable World City

A while ago we were invited by Amsterdam based architecture and planning firm One Architecture to collaborate on a research project about the possible future of urban planning and policy in the Netherlands. The project was commissioned by Deltametropool Network for Metropolitan Development. One of the outcomes

CONFERENCE Media City: spectacular/ordinary/contested 15-17 May 2013 Helsinki

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I hadn’t seen this one earlier, looks good. This adds another event to an already busy spring 2013: * MediaCities, 3-5 May 2013, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; * New Media & Self-Organisation in Urban and Neighbourhood Governance Delft 16-17 May 2013 * HYBRID


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On 12 December 2012 Michiel de Lange was one of the participants in the public radio show Hoe?Zo!, about play, games and culture (in Dutch).


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One Architecture asked Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange to assist in a workshop organized by Deltametropool about the future of metropolitan Netherlands on 27 − 28 November 2012.


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On 28 November 2012 Play the City interviewed Michiel de Lange about smart cities, play, and ownership, as part of their Majority Report initiative.


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Mid-October 2012 TU Delft’s Polis/Atlantis Magazine interviewed Michiel de Lange for the 23.2 fall edition about digital media and the future of urban design (pdf).


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On 3 October 2012 The European Metropolitan network Institute interviewed Michiel de Lange about digital technologies and the city.

CALL: LLGA|Cities Pilot the Future program/21 Global Cities Call for Solutions

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Help solve urban pressing issues with this call: Barcelona / San Francisco , 19 November 2012:  Today, twenty-one global cities and announce the LLGA|Cities Pilot the Future program to discover and implement the most promising solutions that meet pressing social and urban challenges. Over the coming 18 months, the initiative will evaluate around

CFP New Media & Self-Organisation in Urban and Neighbourhood Governance Delft 16-17 May 2013

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Since we are one of the keynote speaker’s at this event, we wholeheartedly recommend this call for papers! International Conference Using ICT, Social Media and Mobile Technologies to Foster Self-Organisation in Urban and Neighbourhood Governance   Date and venue May 16-17, 2013 Library at

CONFERENCE: Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media Conference, 14-15 June 2013, Leeds University UK

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Spring 2013 is going to be a busy period for media city conferences..: An international conference organized by the Urban Communication Foundation and the Institute of Communications Studies in association with the ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group. Where: Institute of Communications Studies, University